Indiscriminate IOCs erode confidence in attributions. Official leaks erode trust in information sharing. Exploit updates.
In today's podcast we hear about how indiscriminate indicators of compromise spawn fake news about a Vermont grid hack. Meanwhile, the Mounties cautiously, tentatively, investigate some odd potential IOCs at an Ontario utility. A hacker claims he pwned the FBI, but it looks like a hoax. A quick rundown of exploits currently romping in the wild—many of them involve ransomware. Rick Howard from Palo Alto describes Security Orchestration. Marika Chauvin from Threat Connect shares research on Hacktivists vs Faketivists. And yes, your thumbprint will authenticate you to your phone even if you've dozed off, Mom.